Save energy, save money

When you are looking at your fuel bills don’t you thinking about how to cut back on energy usage — not just to save money but also to play a small part towards conservation?



Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Replace traditional light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones. They use less power and last longer.
  • Use LEDs where you can — with your holiday decorations for example. They use 90 percent less electricity than regular lights.
  • Use a programmable thermostat on your heating system and lower your usual indoor temperature by 1 degree.
  • Draft proof doors and windows and keep them closed when the heating system is on.
  • Set your water thermostat to 120F degrees.
  • Limit the use of exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Use power strips for portable devices, so you can turn the power off completely when not in use. Some power strips have switches for each individual outlet.
  • Check fuel efficiency ratings for any appliances you’re replacing and ensure they’re Energy Star compliant.

If you need help with energy bills, or know someone else who does, you or they may be entitled to government help. To learn more, check the Department of Health’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Start here:

Just some thoughts to make your life more comfortable at less cost.

That’s the way we look at insurance too. If you’d like to discuss any aspect of your coverage, just call us (630) 785-2412.

April 20th, 2015 by Goodwill Financial